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The sepulcher

Here, where our Lord once laid his head, Now the grave lies buriéd. ~ Richard Crashaw, 1613-1649

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An Easter Psalm

Psalm 45 Of the King of heavenly beauty I will sing an anthem rare: Lily of the Valley is he, Fairer than our flesh is fair. Where He is, the sweetness fully Of all graces gathers there. Gird Thyself with … Continue reading

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Alleluia

This joyful Eastertide Away with sin and sorrow! My Love, the Crucified, Hath sprung to life this morrow. Had Christ, that once was slain, Ne’er burst his three-day prison, Our faith had been in vain: But now hath Christ arisen. … Continue reading

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The Green Blade Riseth

Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain, Wheat that in dark earth many days has lain; Love lives again, that with the dead has been: Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green. In the grave they … Continue reading

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The High Feast

Below are two traditional arrangements of a genuine Easter feasting hymn.  The original Latin is old and anonymous; but the English is brought to us by Robert Campbell (1849).  The first tune  (called “Sonne der Gerechtigkeit”) adds alleluia‘s between stanzas, … Continue reading

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O Sons and Daughters of the King

Here is a lovely anthem for the second week of Easter.  Originally composed in 1494 by Jean Tisserand, O.F.M, “O Filii et Filiae” is still sung in Lutheran, Anglican, and Catholic churches during Eastertide.  The original anthem contained 9 verses; … Continue reading

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